Genesis 5020

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Wounded Women of the Bible by Dena Dyer and Tina Samples September 10, 2013


Wounded Women of the Bible:

Finding Hope When Life Hurts


Dena Dyer and Tina Samples

From the back cover:

Imploding relationships, incapacitating losses, injurious personal mistakes, or spiritual failures—whatever the issue, the wounds are the same.

Whether it’s a lapse in judgment by Bathsheba or the moral failure of the women’s ministry leader in your local church; the spiritual insensitivity of Martha or the compulsive obsessions of your church’s care circle chairwoman; the terror of an abandoned single mother like Hagar or the struggling single mother in your prayer group—the time and circumstances are different, but the wounds are equally deep and spiritually devastating.

Dena Dyer and Tina Samples get it. They have their own stories of pain before healing—along with similar experiences of their families and friends. Offering more than pat affirmations or vicarious shoulders to cry on, Dena and Tina delve deep into the shared emotions and injuries that women of all ages have in common—and move readers toward the recovery and healing that only God can provide.

No matter what hurts you’ve experienced, Wounded Women of the Bible proves that God understands and that healing is not only His intention but His delight!

This is a book not to be missed!

My thoughts:

As I have stated before, I am very hard on non-fiction books since I enjoy fiction so much. So I never know what to expect when I open up a non-fiction book.

Well, I can say this is a book I highly recommend. I don’t think there’s a women out there that won’t relate to one, of not many, of the women from the Bible featured in this book.

Tina and Dena’s raw honesty is so refreshing. This is truly a Genesis 5020 book to its core.

Chapter after chapter is about how God used the brokenness of a woman and then turned it around for His glory.

I lead a group called Wounded and I think this book would be a fabulous follow-up for my ladies and I plan on recommending it to every group I facilitate.

It truly covers almost every wound we could possibly experience and it gives the reader hope. God can heal.

There are discussion questions at the end so you can do this in a group setting. And again, I was impressed with the questions. I find, often times, discussion questions can be a bit cheesy, but I didn’t find that at all in this book. They are very thought-provoking and will spur on the topics covered.

If you are hurting, or know someone who is I suggest grabbing a copy of this book and reading it.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble,, Deeper Shopping or Books-a-Million.

You can visit Dena’s website here. Visit Tina’s here.

A copy of this book was given to me by Kregel Publications in exchange for an honest review.